Beware when you go on tropical holiday. Species richness of bacteria is higher in those waters. For many organisms on land (birds, mammals, snails, plants,…View More More Types of Bacteria In Tropical Waters
“Epsilonproteobacteria, it turns out, are one of the predominant groups of extremophiles in marine systems. In one environmental DNA sample taken from a hydrothermal vent,…View More Epsilonproteobacteria Everywhere
Here’s a quiz for you kids. Which of the habitats above possesses the most microbes? A. Fresh Volcanic Basalt on the seafloor, B. Sargasso Sea…View More Bacteria On Rocks
During 1973-78 alone over 400 metric tones of pharmaceutical wastes were dumped into the ocean off Puerto Rico.View More Dumping Pharmaceutical Waste In The Deep Sea
I don’t study hydrothermal vents. I rather enjoy the deep muddy ooze, and its organisms, that comprise much of the earth’s surface. Not that I…View More Deep Oceans and Deep Space
Ten years ago Fred Grassle, a marine biologist with deep-sea tendencies, and Jesse Ausubel, program director for Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, started conversing on an…View More Who Will Fund the Census of Marine Life?
The Neptune Memorial Reef project is the largest man made reef ever conceived and provides an extraordinary living resting place for the departed, an environmental…View More When I Die…Where Will You Put Me?
Before this marine-based life I worked in a hospital. One thing that scared the @#$% out of me was methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. When…View More MRSA Killed By Deep-Sea Bacteria
From USA Today… Hot vents deep in the ocean harbor thousands of previously unknown microorganisms, scientists report. By examining the DNA of microbes taken from…View More That's A Lot of Microbes
CK in garbage bag darkroom, credit Stéphane HourdezThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy advises that it is always useful to have your own towel. Sea-going…View More Important tools of microbiology: Garbage bags by Christina Kellogg